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Entries from March 23rd, 2013

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March 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · diet

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!I know the last post was extremely long and technical, so here is a summary of key points: -Hill’s n/d prescription diet is the only commercial diet specifically formulated to both a)slow cancer growth and b) be palatable to dogs undergoing chemo -We did not know about n/d until […]

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Jabba Starts Hill’s Prescription Diet

March 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · diet

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!On Thursday, March 7th, Jabba-bear had his staples removed (from the intercostal split they performed during the lobectomy). The incision site looked fantastic! We were very impressed. That day, the prescription diet dog food that we ordered arrived at Oldtown Veterinary Hospital, and we fed it to Jabba for dinner. Prescription […]

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Jabba’s lobectomy

March 10th, 2013 · 9 Comments · lobectomy, metastatic lung cancer, metronomic chemotherapy, osteosarcoma

On Monday, February 18th,  Jabba-bear was admitted to Carolina Veterinary Specialists (CVS)  upon referral from his primary veterinarian (Oldtown Veterinary Hospital).  By that point, Jabba’s condition was critical. It was clear that  if we didn’t act fast, he would die…soon. That day, the doctors at CVS  performed an ultrasound of his abdomen, to try and […]

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Thank you Oldtown Veterinary Hospital!

March 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

When we began Jabba-bear’s battle with osteosarcoma, his primary doctor, Oldtown Veterinary Hospital (http://www.oldtownvet.com/), gave him a very special gift: a guardian angel charm for his collar. He loved this charm so much! One day the charm broke off his collar, but we have  kept it on a shelf next to his bed. Every day […]

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Recap. Advice appreciated.

March 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments · metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

Just a quick recap of the previous post since its LONG! -Jabba’s x-ray was clear nearly two years after amputation (January 4th, 2013). During this entire period he was on metronomic cyclophosphamide, and for most of the second year he was on Palladia (70mg). He had come off of Palladia for financial reasons in November […]

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It’s a cough…It’s pneumonia…It’s metastatic osteosarcoma

March 6th, 2013 · 7 Comments · metastatic lung cancer, osteosarcoma

Here is the update that we have so wanted to avoid writing. . . As mentioned in a previous post, Jabba had an X-ray shortly before his 2 year ampuversary (Jan 4th) showing that against all odds, his lungs were still clear – save for a small nodule that had not changed size or appearance […]

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Introducing Beyonce (and other fun things)

March 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Before we discuss the events of the past two weeks, we think it is appropriate to mention a few important highlights of 2012. In January 2012, Jabba-bear’s mom adopted a greyhound named Beyonce Knowles. She raced on the Celebrity Track in Florida (hence her name), but she wasn’t very fast. This lead to her having […]

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